Coastal South Carolina is home to a large variety of nesting shorebirds. In this video series, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you to the coastal beaches where he captures exquisite images of the these remarkable birds. He photographs fast-moving sandpipers and willets feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. He ventures into Charleston’s Crab Bank for tips on capturing pelicans, terns, skimmers, clapper rails, and more. Later, Doug crawls onto the slimy pluff mud to photograph short-billed dowitchers, black bellied plovers, and sandpipers. Whether in the golden light of early morning or in the late fading sunlight, it’s all about tips on capturing dramatic portraits and behavioral images of all these incredible shorebirds.
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below aperture…Watch Now >>
When you’re going out in the spring to capture images of beautiful buds and blooms, it’s important to be prepared. In this session, you’ll learn how to plan ahead for the right blooms, and what gear you need to pack for the conditions you’ll face.Watch Now >>
You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing at…Watch Now >>
The old prison yard. Outdoor setting. Light sky. Dark stone. Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the perfect candidate for an HDR photo, from deep shade to bright sunlight.” You will learn that fast exposures work best in this type of exterior setting in order to minimize ghosting of the moving clouds.…Watch Now >>